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CBS
Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >>> president obama delicately urges chinese leaders to stop censuring some websites. the president spoke today at a town hall meeting for chinese students. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with the delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely, is the question. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to china said the question regarding censureship was submitted online for the town hall meeting in shanghai. china's communist government blocks websites like facebook and twitter, using what is known as the great firewall. president obama criticized censureship but chose his words carefully. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> reporter: president obama suggested that chinese leaders shouldn't fear a little criticism. he said free discussion can be a little annoying sometimes. but that it's made him a little better. >> reporter: the president's answer required some delicate diplomacy. china holds some billions of dollars in debt. and as president obama said during the ca
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
is currently in an army hospital in san antonio recovering from gunshot wounds. >>> president obama has finally made a decision about his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. joel brown reports for wjz, the commander-in-chief is days away from explaining his plans. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision for a new strategy in afghanistan after a rare evening meeting between the commander-in-chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely their last won before he outlines his plan in a televised address to the nation. >> after eight years, some of which we did not have either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: many military officials expect president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces into afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving safe haven to al-qaeda. >> reporter: now the white house is bracing for a tough sell. president obama order
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 5:00pm EST
to the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes me feel really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine. but republican challenger chris christy expects to win. >> tuesday is accountability day, everybody. >> reporter: corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. >> you think he has the political clout to come in here? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. if not the only element. >> reporter: these are important. because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. and fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection on the president and his policies. >> the white house political team has the new jersey gubernatorial race at the top of their watch list. and a defeat in a state like new jersey would be very, very damaging to them politically. >> reporter: president obama also campaigned for virginia's deeds. but deeds is trailing republican bo
CBS
Nov 5, 2009 5:00pm EST
house is monitoring the situation. teri okita, cbs news. >> and moments ago, president obama addressed the mass shooting. >> there has been a tragic shooting at the fort hood army base in texas. we don't yet know all the details at this moment. we will share them as we get them. what we do know is that a number of american soldiers have been killed. and even more have been wounded in a horrific outburst of violence. my immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded. and with the families of the fallen. and with those who live and serve at fort hood. these are men and women who have made the self little and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> president obama's reaction to the mass shooting at fort hood, texas, where as many as 12 soldiers have been confirmed dead, 30 more wounded. we'll have much more on this still breaking news coming up on eyewitness ne
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >>> honoring lives lost. president obama and first lady michelle obama lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery in honor of veteran's day. the visit comes as the commander in chief considers his next step in afghanistan. >> on a rainy veteran's day, president obama and the first lady offered handshakes and condolences to families mourning lost loved ones in arlington national cemetery. the pair walked among the graves in an area known as section 60, the site reserved for troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. at this time commander in chief is reportedly near a decision about a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. that could include sending up to 40,000 more troops into battle. the men and women in uniform, already serving abroad were on the president's mind, as he spoke to families, gathering near the troops of the unknown. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. >> the people who came to the vietnam veteran's memorial to mark the holiday know those feelings well.
CBS
Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
will have a contrary result. >> reporter: the obama administration says federal courts are the best place to try these terror suspects, with many families of the victims approached holder after his turn in the hot seat, telling them, they -- him, they still aren't convinced. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> holder also testified that if any of the five terror suspects are acquitted, they would not be released in the united states. >>> let's update the dramatic breaking news from the show rescue of a partial collapse of a home in south baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry is live with more. >> reporter: it appears, kai, shortly before 4:00 this afternoon, on the 1400 block of cooksie street. this is off fort avenue. almost fort mchenry in south baltimore. firefighters were called to the scene of a person trapped after a roof had collapsed, taking the second and the first floor with it. now, the person that was trapped was actually at that point stuck in the basement with all of that debris on top of him. firefighters arrived, wo
CBS
Nov 25, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: president obama will address from the u.s. military academy. top aids say he will put as much emphasis on ending the war as he would on ending the battle. they are expected to order another 30 to 40,000 additional troops. they will be stopping al-qaeda fighters. white house aids made it clear the president does not want the war to last another nine years. in his last few strategy sessions they say president obama was trained on how to trip the after began army and police to protect areas taken by from the taliban. top white house officials hope the emphasis on ending the war will lead more americans to support sending more troops. it shows right now 32% think it is a good idea. >> there is a reason. i believe in the office to be able to make the right kinds of decisions to have a fortunate outcome. >> too soon to pull out right now. >> the add ministration to lead -- hours before west point to announce it. in washington joel brown. >> and you can watch the president's address next tuesday night at 8:00 right here on wjz 13. >>> and toyota announcing thousands of recalls. >> t
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
to help me musically. because i'll be able to experience more. and also meet michelle obama. there's so many blessings. >> reporter: she is one of two selected for the special classical music selected at the white house. the other is school for the art senior david calwa. the students just learned in the last week, the head of music at the school has elected them. >> i was in the practice room one day, just practicing. and dr. ford came in and asked me to play a piece for him. i was kind of wondering what that was about. >> first lady michelle obama is holding this event at the white house to promote music in the secondary educational schools. >> david will get a master lesson from sharon isbon. he happens to have applied to go to juilliard. >> just the fact that she -- that somebody of her stature would be listening to me and just giving me advice. >> reporter: their teacher says both display tremendous talent. and the students say their parents are tremendously proud. >> they were so excited. my mom was incredulous about it. she couldn't believe it. >> and both students say their pare
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 5:00pm EST
the jobless rate hits a 26-year high. president obama has signed a bill into law, extending unemployment benefits and providing tax incentives to perspective home buyers. last month, the national jobless rate hit 10.2%. that's the highest since 1983. it also includes tax cuts for struggling businesses. >>> and news made for a good day on wall street. go figure. dow is up 18. s&p is up 3. and nasdaq up 7. ending a very good week for wall street. >>> in tonight's wjz flu watch report, maryland is taking steps to get its residents vaccinated. today, governor martin o'malley signed an executive order to boost personnel for swine flu protection. weijia jiang has complete swine flu coverage. >>> maryland is still dealing with a shortage of the vaccine. but the governor is already taking serious steps to prepare for when the doses do arrive. >> h1n1 flu is in every community in our state. every corner of our state. >> reporter: friday, the governor launched the first of many weekly h1n1 video updates on the state health department's website. he also issued an executive order that allows all med
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
as this time last year. but they are likely to top last year's pace. >>> president obama and his chinese counterpart agree on the big picture with a future relationship between their countries. the two met face to face in beijing today. both presidents agreed to cooperate. but little progress was released. however, president obama did bring up the controversial topic of human rights in the communist country, the same country that holds hundreds of billions of dollars worth of america's debt. >>> the astronauts aboard the space shuttle atlantis are scouring for signs of damage. so far ai close inspection has not revealed an obvious problem. atlantis is scheduled to dock tomorrow at the international space station to deliver nearly 15 tons of spare parts. the atlantis will keep them in orbit over thanksgiving. >>> ringing bells and kettles is part of the holiday tradition. andrea fujii has more. >> reporter: the season of giving has begun. and the salvation army hopes marylanders will spare some change for those in need. >> with the economy and the numbers of families coming to us for help
CBS
Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
of the week. we'll have more on that as the week develops. kai? >> tomorrow night, president obama will announce his afghanistan war strategy to the public. with higher troop levels being one of has talking points. the president is expecting to announce he's sending 35,000 additional troops into battle against the taliban. he will also outline his plan to end the war, hoping to ease concerns. congress will begin hearings on the new strategy on wednesday. you can watch president obama's live primetime address about the war in afghanistan at 8:00 here on wjz 13. >>> iran is sending a defiant message to the world, with plans to expand its nuclear program, with 10 new nuclear uranium enrichment plants. the u.s. suspects iran of secretly building a nuclear weapon. but they insist its only goal is to produce electricity. >>> the government is trying to help more struggling homeowners fight foreclosure. the treasury department announced a new program today. it's designed to push lenders to rework more mortgages for homeowners in trouble with their payments. part of the program will includ
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 5:00pm EST
as a hero. on tuesday the base will stop to honor those wounded and killed in the attack. president obama will be here to lead the service. security is tight. the army stacked shipping containers three stories high for security and privacy. >> our intent is to get as many folks to fort hood who desire to come. >> reporter: they are assessing security and behavior within their own ranks. they say hissan was a soldier and clearly under stress. >> the maryland community is mourning the last of one of the victims, jay nita warman. she spent 20 years in active army duty. >>> a suspected cleveland serial killer is indicted on rape and attempted murder charges. anthony sowell was indicted on a case that lead police to find the remains of 11 people in his home. he was charged with 11 felonies. he has been charged with five counts of aggravated murder in the case of the bodies and could face life in prison if convicted of the september attack. >>> the house of representatives passes the health care reform bill leaving it up to the senate to make the next move. over the weekend the house passed the
CBS
Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
investigation command says and investigators believe that hasan was the lone gunman. meanwhile, barack obama has ordered a review of all intelligence related to hasan and whether it was appropriately acted upon. >> questioned whether hasan's sympathies might have been more with those fighting u.s. troops. >>> authorities believe thousands of americans have been victims, including six new cases in maryland. wjz is live in the state department health headquarters, where weijia jiang has the latest tonight in our flu watch report. >> the latest death toll is 19. and earlier this afternoon, the cdc participated a grim picture of this historic flu season. officials say more fatalities are inevitable. >> reporter: in a major announcement, government health officials estimated near three 4,000 people have died from the h1n1 flu since april. that's four times as many as initially reported. they contracted h1n1. and what's most daunting of all, the agency estimates 540 children are among the victims. until thursday, the cdc was reporting only about 120. the grim news comes as maryland adds half a dozen.
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